1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

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1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Unread post by perfectreign » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:27 pm

Was wondering what the original options were for our '65 Corsa coupe. I had a picture of the body tag and finally spent time figuring most of it out. I think I have it but would appreciate a guru verifying.


Here's the image:

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I gleaned the following positions:

01B
ST 65-10767 LOS 1914
TR 713- Y-Y
E 2L 3C
40 5W

From the various resources on this site, I think I have...

1 - Build Date 01B == January second week
2- ST == "Style" and is in next block
3- 65-10737 == 1965 Corsa 2-door sport coupe
4- Los Angeles assembly plant
5- Body number 1914
6- TR == Trim in next block
7- 713- == interior color black on black
8- Y-Y == exterior color yellow upper and lower
9- E 2L 3C == RPO codes: Tinted glass, 4-speed manual, padded dash
10- 40 == 180 HP turbocharged engine
5W == Custom Deluxe Front Seat Belts with Retractors



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Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Unread post by 64powerglide » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:59 pm

E. Tinted glass all around
2. L 4 speed
3. C Padded dash
4. O Turbo engine
5. W Deluxe Seat belts ( Chrome Buckles)

Looks right to me except that 40 is group 4 & O is Turbo.
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Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Unread post by azdave » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 am

You did good! Many of us use this page for late model Corvair decoding.
http://www.corvairkid.com/65-67rpocode.htm

What you have for the RPO decodes is correct, just presented slightly different than the decoding pros would do it.

What Jeff is saying is that it is more correct to state that the "O" in group 4 indicates a turbo. Example: Another a similar car might have a Group 4 code such as "4FO" which would still indicted a turbo due to the "O" but the "F" in that series would also indicate the "Comfort and Convenience Package" option.


Group 1 Note: The "1" is never seen on the tag as they wanted to stamp as little as possible to save time. Group 1 always begins with letters (if there was a group 1 option installed).

For your car;

E 2L 3C 4O 5W =

Group (1)
E= Tinted Glass—Windshield and Side Windows

Group 2
L= 4 Speed Manual Transmission

Group 3
C= Padded Dash

Group 4
O= 180 HP turbocharged engine

Group 5
W= Custom Deluxe Front Seat Belts with Retractors
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Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Unread post by srt » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:50 am

Here's mine. I've seen where on the forum to get basic info but would appreciate a more detailed explanation if anyone can oblige me...


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Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Unread post by bbodie52 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:29 pm

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Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided...
BODY TAG INFO:

12B
Body Build Date: 12 = December B = Second Week
The first two digits are numbers 01 through 12, indicating the month of manufacture. The letter is A-E, indicating the week of the month. If the letter is an "B" it indicates the second week of the month. (The 1965 model year production cycle would be roughly September 1964 - August 1965).

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65-10737 LOS 1201 BODY
Style: 65 = 1965 10737: 1 = Chevrolet, 07 = Corsa, 37 = 2-Door Coupe 4-Passenger,
LOS = Los Angeles (Van Nuys) California, Production Sequence No: 1201

1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa 2-Door Coupe - 4 Passenger, Total Production: 20,291


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TRim: 713- = BLACK (MONZA 10500 and CORSA 10700 SERIES — Bucket Front Seats)
This 3 digit codes represents the interior color and seat type.

Paint: Y-Y = YELLOW "Crocus Yellow"
Lucite No. 4620L, Rinshed-Mason No. A1715, Ditzler No. DDL 81500

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Example — 1965 Corvair Corsa Coupe in Crocus Yellow
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Late Model (1965-66) Turbo Corsa Exhaust Body Cutout

ACC = Accessory line
When decoding ACC line on the Fisher body tags, be aware that body tags do not include any options that did not require any body modification be done by Fisher. Fisher was only concerned with items that required modifications during the assembly of the body. A good example is that you won’t find Telescopic column listed on the body tag. Although this is a major option, it did not require any special consideration during body assembly.

2LS 3C 4O 5W

1965 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WRN and LOS)
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft Ray glass in all windows)
O = Two tone paint trimpiece (sedans)/ Manual top (pre Jan 65 LA cars only)
D = RPO C06 Power Top
W = RPO A02 Tinted Windshield only
L = folding rear seat (500 series only)

2 = Second Group
M = RPO M35 Powerglide Automatic
L = RPO M20 — 4 Speed Manual Transmission
E = RPO C60 Air Conditioning
P = (LOS cars only) 2 spd Wipers (LOS listed this separately from the CC group)
R = RPO U80 Rear speaker
S = RPO U73 — Rear Antenna
H = Heater delete (code carried over to 66)

3 = Third Group
C = RPO B70 — Padded Dash
A = Rear armrest on 500 sedans

4 = Fourth Group
P = RPO Z01 convenience group ( 2 sp wipers, washers, day/night inside mirror).
O = RPO L87 — Turbocharged Engine
U = Spare tire lock
F = Outside Remote Drivers Mirror/ with CC group

5 = Fifth Group
W = RPO A49 — Deluxe Seat Belts (Chrome Buckles)
O = Seatbelt delete
G = std rear seatbelt
Y = dlx rear seatbelts

This guide will show you how to decode the VIN tag...
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Re: 1965 Corsa Coupe - Want to Verily Codes

Unread post by perfectreign » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Thank you all!!!
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